University of Bath

Using your Eat and Drink credit

How students in catered accommodation can use Eat and Drink credit to buy food and drink in the campus eateries.

About Eat and Drink credit

If you are an undergraduate student living in The Quads, Polden Court, Brendon Court or the twin rooms in Woodland Court, you can use your library card to buy food and drink in the eateries on campus.

You can't buy alcohol with your Eat and Drink credit.

Eat and Drink credit is added to your library card in three instalments. The first is in September, the second in January and third in April.

The amount of credit you get depends on the accommodation you live in. You only pay for 33 weeks worth of credit and we give you another 10% credit free. This is due to the changes in our eateries opening hours over Christmas and Easter.

Accommodation Cost of credit Credit received
Brendon Court £50 £55
Polden Court £50 £55
The Quads £25 £27.50
Woodland Court (en-suite twin rooms only) £25 £27.50

Paying for food and drink

Give your library card to the member of staff at the till. For security reasons, they look at the photo on the card to check you are the same person. They swipe the card through the till and the cost comes off your Eat and Drink credit balance.

If you don't have enough credit on your card you have to pay for any outstanding amounts.

Checking your balance

Ask any Eateries staff working at a till to check the amount of credit on your card.

How credit works

Eat and Drink credit is paid from your accommodation fees.

It can take two weeks to process your fee payment. To cover this period, we add an initial amount to your card at the beginning of each payment period.

We add:

  • £250 if you live in Brendon Court and Polden Court
  • £125 if you live in the Quads

You can't top up your credit.

Unused credit

You can carry unused credit over to the following academic year.

Where you can use Eat and Drink credit

You can only use your credit to buy food and refreshments in the University's eateries.

Lost cards

If you lose your card you should:

  1. Report it by emailing the Accommodation Centre accommodation@bath.ac.uk - they will freeze your credit to stop anyone from using your balance.

  2. Visit the Security desk in the Library to get a replacement card.

  3. Give the Accommodation Centre staff your new library card - they will transfer your balance.

You can then continue using your library card to pay for food using your Eat and Drink credit.